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Old 02-23-2011, 11:18 PM
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Hey guys I'v run both and like the bulldog the most seems pretty strong to me ! And fits a lot better to the chassis on the 6t , the JC body needs to be held on with velcro and that don't work for long and it looks way better to me ( the bull dog )
I think It has a lot to do with the guy who paints it as when they do all that fancy marsking and paint job if its cut a bit to deep It will crack open a lot easier !! I paint my own bodys and keep it simple ( kinder like me lol)
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:30 PM
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Proline for sure.

The JC's are a little thin and tend to stress crack.

The PL's are a little thicker and heavier, but thats ok for 8th scale.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:25 AM
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I run the Bulldog body on 8t 2.0 and just picked 2 up for my 8 2.0 as well. I use wraps and a little shoe goo around the body mounts and have never a has a cracking problem. (I crash alot and hard)
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Originally Posted by KThatcher View Post
Try shoe-goo to reinforce it.. Also dremmel all squared edges as they tend to cause cracks

fist make sure cuts to paint mask are not too deep, #1 cause for cracked bodies. once the body is painted, let it dry 1 day. i use drywall mesh tape around bed, body post holes and sharp corners around windows or head. just cut it to shape, its tacky so you can stick it on like a decal, but then i dab drops of ca in it to keep it stuck to the body for sure while i shoo goo it down. then i take the shoo goo and with a plastic spoon just peanut butter it over the mesh tape. i have the 2 bodies for my rc8t from last year still hanging in the garage, the stock body i never ran cause the pl was in such good shape. let all that dry 1 more day and you should have a very well protected body for a long time. i'm not a fan of the thin shoo goo film through out the whole body, tends to make it a bit heavier. if you just reinforce the weak spots thats all you need. also foam pads around the body posts helps a lot too.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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I can def. understand the masking cuts being to deep and thats what did it, i remember seeing the deep cuts after the body was painted...
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Right when you see a crack start to form, use a reamer to make a small hole at the crack tip. This will stablize the crack and keep it from propagating.

This will help get you a little more life out of your body.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:15 AM
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I know mine wasent cut lines. I think its just couse there isn't much support under the posts in the front on the rc8t
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Get a wrap for the body. Looks good and adds life to it.
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I have learned to ream out the body post holes really big so when the frame flexes it has some room to move. also ca some lexan over the hole to reinforce it before reaming.
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